Tuesday, November 24, 2009

GIVEAWAY: PosePrints Stationary

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

When you go to the store for stationary, do you stand and look at the endless shelves of boring cards, announcements and invitations and sigh, too? The baby shower invitations feature either tiny socks or a generic pregnant woman that doesn't really resemble anyone, the birth announcements' baby doesn't look like yours and the thank you cards are just plain bland. It would be fun to have an artist on speed dial so that they could sketch up something cute and personal, wouldn't it?

Formed by a mother-daughter team, PosePrints.com was created out of Denise Foster and Jen Harland's love of homemade stationary, Jen's amazing artistic skills and Denise's business savvy to bring it all together. The result? Unique cards that come in all colors and styles that are personalized exactly how you want them with caricatures that fit all of the events in your life!


The first step to designing a card on PosePrints (assuming you have decided you don't want one of their other items, like cute notepads or magnets) is to choose which of the 40+ fun backgrounds will work best for you. From seasonal, such as a Christmas tree, snowflakes or spring flowers, to brightly-colored polka dots or paisley, to an adorable princess castle or beach scene, finding a scene to fit your occasion is definitely not a problem.

The decisions have just begun! Next it is time to add one or two people to your card and personalize them just how you would like. The characters can be male, female, boy, girl, baby or a silhouette (which comes in endless varieties and colors). The design elements are dizzying in number, including basics such as skin color, hairstyle, eye color and clothing but going much further with options such as smile size, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, freckles, stubble or a birthday cake.

Don't believe me? You will when you see that there are 21 different smile options for the female character alone... don't get me started on hair! Almost anything that you're looking for in your "pose" is available!

Once you have completed your character(s), your personalized message completes the design and, due to the full online preview, you can rest assured that your PosePrints cards will come out just right. Use their wording as a guide or write your own to say your message your way. As I chose to create thank you cards, I was able to position the words precisely where I wanted them so that there would be just the right amount of room the fill in a message later.

Who wouldn't want to give my girls a gift when they will receive this in the mail thanking them?
(Their full names are on the actual cards, of course. Plus you can really feel the 100-lb card stock and see the great shine they have.)

Not looking to completely design your cards from scratch but you still want a finished product that is chic and unique? PosePrints also offers packaged cards ($20 for 10 cards) in 140+ styles already created for you (including adorable pet cards)! Simply write in the information, whether it be a birthday party, anniversary party, moving announcement or for a graduation party and your guests will definitely comment on the fun mail that they received.

For $2 per card (with a minimum order of 15 cards), your PosePrints stationary will definitely surprise and delight your family and friends. For a small (FREE!) taste of PosePrints, create a "MyPose" avatar/character for your Facebook Wall and show off your style to all of your online friends! And while you're there, why not become a fan of PosePrints on Facebook as well? If that isn't enough, thanks to their generosity...

One lucky person will win a set of 20 personalized cards from PosePrints!
ARV $40!


Aren't I a cute PosePrints character?

To enter to win your own set of PosePrints cards: Visit PosePrints.com and tell me which background design is your favorite (there are a lot to choose from)! Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted. For example, if you subscribe, leave one comment saying "I subscribe #1" and a separate comment saying "I subscribe #2")

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow PosePrints on Twitter or sign up for their newsletter (found in the upper right of their homepage).
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway. See the list on the top of my right sidebar - there are some really great ones going on right now and coming up!
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

PosePrints brings your cards to life with a personal stationary #giveaway @thxmailcarrier from @PosePrints! ARV $40! http://bit.ly/6Z3ReD

2 Extra Entries per follow method (leave 2 separate comments for each type) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and PosePrints. Please leave an address where it can be found.
5 Extra Entries (leave 5 separate comments) if you make a purchase from PosePrints during this giveaway! What great holiday cards! Let me know what cute item(s) you chose.

Giveaway will end on December 7th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

A big thank you to PosePrints for providing me with the thank you cards I designed and a sample of their other cards for review as well as 20 cards for one lucky giveaway winner. Forget boring cards, your site is such a great way to personalize stationary! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

120 comments:

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I really like the black + white paisley

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I'm following PosePrints on twitter! (pennypinchingma)

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I entered the Snugfits giveaway

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entered Nelle and Lizzy

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mrsshukra said...

I like the Navy Paisley design!

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Laureen said...

My favorite is Paris in Pink.

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Laureen said...

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Laureen said...

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I entered the Kid Basix giveaway.

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susan said...

I love the christmas tree background design!

susan said...

I entered your Snugfits giveaway.

susan said...

I entered your Nelle & Lizzy Ring giveaway.

susan said...

I entered your Kid Basix giveaway.

susan said...

I entered your Crane Cool Mist Humidifier giveaway.

susan said...

I follow and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/6041754951

susan said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect #1.

susan said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect #2.

susan said...

I'm an email subscriber #1.

susan said...

I'm an email subscriber #2.

Kim said...

love: preppy polka-dots

Kim said...

email subscriber 1

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google follower 1

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Kim said...

entered Crane contest

Marie said...

I like the turquoise polka dots.
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Marie said...

I entered the Nelle and Lizzy Ring.
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Marie said...

I entered safe sippy 2
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Marie said...

I entered Crane cool mist humidifier.
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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

tweet!
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Chacoy said...

Since it's the holiday's, I will have to say the tree. I also like the golf backround:)

Chacoy said...

I entered the Crane Cool Mist Humidifier giveaway:)

mverno said...

i like the spring flowers
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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Laureen said...

I entered the Beibi Shoes giveaway.

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Karen said...

Like the black and white paisley :)

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Laureen said...

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

entered baby dipper!

Terra Heck said...

My favorite is the green polka-dots background. Thanks.
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mogrill said...

I like the spring flowers. Thanks for the chance.
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furygirl3132 said...

I really like the Christmas Lights background, so neat! Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

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furygirl3132 said...

Following Pose Prints on Twitter (furygirl3132)

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Entered your Wee Squeak Beibi Shoes Giveaway.

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Laureen said...

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Laureen said...

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Laureen said...

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Amy said...

I love the spring flowers!

Amy said...

Entered wee squeak

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Pamela S said...

I like the green polka dots background. Thanks so much!! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

tweet!
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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

entered cafe press!

Laureen said...

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Laureen said...

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Laureen said...

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Wehaf said...

I love the new home background.

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Elizabeth Turner said...

I like the turquoise polka dot background...

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Elizabeth Turner said...

I entered the Buddy Tops hats giveaway...

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sharonjo said...

"On The Beach" is my pick!!
Thanks for the chance!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

entered sweet arts

Laureen said...

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Wendi P said...

These are too stinkin cute! I would choose the recipe card background. Thanks for the chance!

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Wendi P said...

I follow you on google friend #1

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Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Angie said...

Can't beat the Princess Castle! Too cute! :)

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

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Anonymous said...

Aww, these are adorable. I love the black + white paisley.

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Anonymous said...

i like the winter snowflakes.
polly
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Melanie Montgomery said...

The Winter Snowflakes design is cute.


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lilyk said...

The recipe card background looks very nice!

lilyk said...

I signed up for the PosePrints newsletter.

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email. #1

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email. #2